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Learn about the traditions of quilt making and sew your own on this course suitable for beginners.

Quilting has a rich tradition with designs and techniques handed down through generations. They often marked key moments, such as births and marriages, and are created by communities.

This course is ideal for complete beginners to sewing, but those with more experience will have the opportunity to further develop their creative and storytelling skills through the design and execution of a quilt. 

Scroll down for details on the entry requirements and how you'll learn.

What I'll learn

  • You will be introduced to the work of historical and modern quilt makers
  • You will develop your design, plan and stitch your unique quilt
  • You will learn how to use a sewing machine as well as hand stitching and applique techniques
  • You will select fabric and trim combinations to create colour moods and texture
  • You will recycle old clothing, furnishing fabric scraps, etc. to create your personalised quilt.
     

 

How I'll learn

This course will give you the skills and confidence to execute your quilt design.

You will learn and execute a wide variety of techniques, with the opportunity to experiment before executing your design.

You will gain an understanding of the design process, from research through to production, developing your design and technical skills.

The course will run term-time only.
 

 

Entry Requirements

The course is suitable for beginners or those who have no previous art or print making skills.

It is ideal for those who would like an enjoyable taste of mark making and reflective group
discussions.

You should be able to follow simple verbal instruction that will support the
session.

Please be advised to wear old or protective clothing and no open shoes for safety. 

 

How to Apply

You can register for this course online. Click on ENROL NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register your contact details online and verify your account
  • Go to your desired course page and click again on ENROL NOW. Follow the link to pay for your course

Course places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We would encourage you to enrol on your chosen course as soon as possible. If you prefer to enrol in person please visit us at one of our college Advice Centres or enrol over the phone via 0800 612 6008.

This course will be run subject to demand. If you wish to enrol within one week of the start date, please call us on 0800 612 6008 first to check the course is running.